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. 360,000 for the week. we're just kicking off right now. the u.s. government issues a new warning for anyone who tries to hack our computer system. this is a big deal. we'll talk about that in a moment. martha: you've heard about this looming automatic spending cuts coming down the pipeline. one week from today they're supposed to kick in. how tough is it really to cut 2 1/2% of the budget? could you pull that off? could you cut 2 1/2% from the hemmer budget? bill: i could, yeah, this afternoon. president obama is talking about his round of golf with tiger wood for the first time now. this is from 2009, this picture. of a the white house took heat for shutting out the white house press corps. did you hear tiger. >> he hit the ball well and got amazing touch. he can certainly chip-and-putt. if he ever spent, after these four years, if he spend more time playing the game of golf, i'm sure he can get to where he's a pretty good stick. new honey bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain. here we go. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'm tasting both the yogurt and the ho
approaching vasco road. mass transit on time. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways just announced plans for a merger. the $11 billion deal will create the largest airline in the world. it will combine the american look and old name with american in bankruptcy, up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. if the deal flies, the world's four biggest airlines would control nearly 70% of all air traffic. experts say ticket prices could take off as a result. >> even though people say that, you know, this particular merger of u.s. airways and american articles isn't going to raise ticket prices, i don't believe that one bit. >> the two airlines have been in negotiations since august. >>> this morning, passengers being towed to port on that disabled cruise ship are counting the hours until they finally arrive back on solid ground. the carnival triumph is being tugged across the gulf of mexico. live pictures, this is off mobile, alabama where i'm sure people can't wait to get off that ship.
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a handful of clients. >> facebook and the bank says nothing about its process was illegal. >> u.s. airways and american airlines seal the $11 billion deal to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the american airlines name. it will run by u.s. airways ceo of douglas parker. while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. the deal has been in the works and all the creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american u.s. airways will be slightly bigger the united airlines and it reduces the number of major u.s. airlines to 4. >> this year, gross cost of launching a cookie finder app to help connect scout cookie mongering customers. the app allows users to find out when and where a local group is having a sale, and then create calendars marking down upcoming cookie sales. >> if there are no both sales nearby, users can enter the contact information and ask to be contacted by their local scout with further details. >> users can share their findings with friends of facebook followers on twitter. >> still ahead explosive devices in
attacks on more u.s. companies to a secret unit of chinese military. coming up, china is responding to the accusation. >>> time now 6:07. the commute will be strange, we have a brand-new crash, where is it? >> northbound 880, this crash is on the off ramp of union city, right there, it is underneath the union city sign if you are looking at the map, westbound san mateo dumbarton, if you are driving on 880 you might see that crash and it's a little bit wet, let's go to the bay bridge toll plaza, nothing heavy just a couple of drops on our camera and that's all it takes. metering lease went on earlier than they usually do and we have a 10 minute drive time at the plaza. it does look good downtown, 6:08 let's go to steve. >>> well, our system is beginning to move in, another nice e-mail from a friend of mine in venetia, she said oh, my gosh it is so cold i am not getting out of bed and if you think it's cold, wait until later today. we have already had some rain and we also had a winter weather advisory and in mendocino some rain is turning to snow and the bullseye will be the santa cr
. that's when the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency, travis tygart, pressed ahead and brought armstrong down. in his only interview, we spoke to tygart for "60 minutes." when you first heard that the u.s. department of justice was going to investigate whether criminal charges were appropriate in this case, what did you think of that? >> i thought it was absolutely appropriate. it was the right thing to do. federal taxpayers... close to $40 million were paid to this team to run what we now know was the most sophisticated and professionalized drug program the world has ever seen. >> pelley: after the criminal investigation was dropped, travis tygart pressed ahead and developed the evidence that cost armstrong his titles and resulted in his lifetime ban from sports. last month, tygart sent this letter to the u.s. attorney general urging him to join the fraud lawsuit. tygart wrote that armstrong's scheme was "one of the greatest frauds in the history of sport." he called armstrong's previous denials "cold, calculated lies." >> i think a jury should have an opportunity to decide whether the
-byes. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw him as a lonely young man. very heartbroken and sad. >> reporter: despite the murder charge, one legal expert thinks pistorius has a shot at bail. >> everybody knows who he is. it's not as if he can hide and get a passport and go overseas without anybody noticing him. >> reporter: pistorius' family a
that it has joined a civil suit that accuses armstrong of defrauding his long-time sponsor, the u.s. postal service. as you'll recall, he last month admitted that he did indeed use performance enhancing drugs to win all seven of his tour defrance titles. the u.s. anti-doping agency accused him of running, quote, the most sophisticated professionalized and successful doping program that sports has ever seen. but this week lance armstrong's attorney said he will not be testifying under oath about what he did. the lawsuit alleges armstrong and his fellow riders knowingly violated their contract with the postal service by using druses. he claims they tarnished the postal service's reputation and it claims they pocketed $30 million in the process. of course, lance armstrong's attorneys dispute the allegations and in a statement today said, the postal service's own studies show that the service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totaling $100 million. rich edison from the "fox business" network live from d.c how much could this cost lance armstrong? >> he and his cycling team's
and u.s. airways are announcing an $11 billion merger this morning. it will create the world's largest airline. sharyl attkisson is at reagan national airport just outside of washington. sharyl, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this is the seventh merger since 2005 in an industry that faces stiff competition and rising fuel prices. few may be paying more for your tickets. the new airline will take the american airlines name helping to boost a company that's been in bankruptcy for more than a year. american has struggled to compete in recent years as its rivals have grown. the marriage between number three american and number four u.s. airways will create the world's largest carrier, bigger than united which merged with continental in 2010 and delta, which merged with northwest in 2008. american's ceo tom horton told "cbs this morning" travel editor peter greenberg last month that merging was the only way to prevent collapse. >> you've got to move fast in this business and time for our companies to start looking forward. >> reporter: four airlines will c
the fire on the carnival cruise ship triumph. yesterday, the u.s. coast guard said the fire started in front of a generator in the main engine crime. that fire left the cruise liner without power for five days with 4200 people on board. investigators say it could take up to a year to determine what exactly caused the fire. despite that initial report from the coast guard, congress says it still wants answers into the cruise ship disaster. hours after the triumph was towed to alabama, senator jay rockefeller september a letter to the -- sent a letter to the coast guard, demanding a review of the incident and similar incidents in the last six years. the senator says there might be a larger safety issue that needs to be reviewed involving large passenger vehicles. >>> and when congress returns next week, they will only have four days for the sequester. coming up, the automatic budget cuts here for california. >>> why facebook's tax bill is zero. in fact, the social media giant will get a huge refund. >>> and what russian scientists are finding after friday's meteor explosion and the ne
off with golf. the four day conference draws 4,000 people and 400 of them will be staffers of the u.s. postal service. including the postmaster general. documents show the travel, $220,000, and others will cost $2.2 million. the hotels, $300 a night before the government discount. documents show beyond the meetings and golf there will be music, entertainment and a banquet featuring the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> reporter: organizers said it is designed to educate businesses about the services and products that are offered by the u.s. postal service. they earn $73,000 for every dollar they spent to send employees to a similar conference last year. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco's bomb squad shut down
for >>> the hour of cable television announces a network expansion here in the u.s. and we will tell you how network television fits into al jazeer's plans. >>> good morning, northbound 101 san francisco that traffic looks good approaching the 880 split, we will tell you more about the morning commute. . >>> welcome back, al jazeer is announcing to become a full- fledged cable channel here in the u.s. the san francisco current based television, we are now learning san francisco will be one of eight cities where al jazeer america will have headquarters. the focus of al jazeer's programming will be international news. >>> the shooting in the newtown connecticut massacre was trying top a shooting in norway. the gunman saw himself competing with the norway shooter who killed 77 people and they called that speculation. he killed 20 children and 6 adults back in september and a final report is expected on that new this summer. >>> a virus may spread here to the u.s. and know cases of this virus have been reported in the middle east and it was also detected in the united kingdom.
against u.s. companies. >> reporter: why is china so aggressive? >> china needs to maintain a very high rate of economic development to keep their citizens happy, to keep their citizens willing to tolerate the kind of oppressive government they've got. >> reporter: president obama signed an executive order last week permitting intelligence agencies to share classified threat data with targeted companies. and calling for voluntary standards to protect vital sectors. banking, the power grid, transportation from attacks. many from china. congress refused to pass legislation last year to improve cyber defenses. republicans objected to new regulations and civil liberties groups worried about privacy. how vulnerable is america? only today the state department is investigating whether one of its associated websites was hacked last night by the activist group known as "anonymous." the attorney general today quoted cyber security experts as saying america now has two types of companies. those who know they have been hacked and those who don't know it yet. brian? >> andrea mitchell in our d.c. ne
- bodied athletes in the london olympics. >>> the deal is done. american airlines and u.s. airways just announced an $11 billion merger. it would create the world's largest airline. susan mcginnis looks at what this could mean for passengers. >>> reporter: american airs and u.s. airways are joining forces to form the biggest airline in the world. >> our best goal going forward is to make it the biggest strongest airline in the country and i suppose that's about to happen. >> reporter: the combined carrier will have american airlines' new look and its old name ranking ahead of united which joined continental in 2010 and delta which absorbed northwest airlines in 2008. >> the only way to survive at least some of the airlines believe is to merge together, grow and then don't overlap as much. >> reporter: with american in bankruptcy it will be up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. >> american if it had not done some sort of merger would have been inferior to its bigger competitors in terms of its net worth. >>
lengths that he concealed his use of performance enhancing drug and defrauded his major sponsor, the u.s. postal service and armstrong and the postal service riding team violated their agreement using the drugs. more coming up in the next half- hour. >>> a new bge rate increase takes effect today. so pay attention to the bill. the maryland public service commission has granted 65% of the utility's requested increase for electric and gas rates for average electricity customers the bills will go up $3 a month and gas customers under $3 every month. bge is saying the expenses will be used to updated the utility's aging infrastructure? >> there fact is that -- baltimore is no different than any other city in the mid atlantic or the next. we have a lot of infrastructure that is aging. we can see it with bridges and tunnels and water and sewer systems. we're no different. we need to continue to invest and reinvest in the system. to keep up and modernize the system. that takes investment. >> reporter: bge says with the new increase customer's bills will typ
million. >> the bay area may be in the running to host the 2024 summer olympic games. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to mayors of 35 cities including san francisco, san jose and sacrament to gauge interest in potential bids. los angeles, dallas and tulsa, oklahoma, among the cities that expressed interest. the u.s. hasn't hosted a summer games since atlanta in 1996. salt lake city was the last to stage the winter games in 2002. >> that would be a spectacle here in the bay area. >> got some stadiums we could use. >> it would be very good. atlanta was fun. maybe it will be here. let's see how cold it will be. >> good morning to you. near records. it hardly ever gets this cold even in february. temperatures are chilly. 31 degrees in santa rosa. expecting to drop into the 20s. we have winds helping us out. helping the fog from forming at the surface and helping frost from developing. as soon as we lose the wind it's a whole other scenario. we have three additional hours of cooling before we hit our lows. just want to show you what the wind in combination with the cool temperatures
, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. national security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. gunman adam lanza may have, in fact, been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper reports authorities found news articleses in lan za's bedroom, about the killing spree in norway, carried out by anders brevik, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory now is purely speculative. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. forcing 4200 passengers and crew to live on the boot for nearly a week without power and plumbing. the coast guard now blames a leak in a pipeline that connects a fuel tank to one of the ship's engines. investigators say oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. >>> in business news. a potential megamerger. office max and office depot, are
is lance armstrong could be growing. the head of the u.s. anti doping agency, is asking the justice department to join a whistleblowing lawsuit against armstrong. the suit was filed by his former teammate floyd landis . armstrong is accused of committing fraud against the u.s. postal service, which sponsored his team while armstrong was using performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. the jus a provision to announce whether it will join the case. >> the majority of americans believe it is time to allow marriage between same-sex couples. >> there you see laura bush voiced support for same-sex marriage but says, she does not want to be used in this ad campaign. the former first lady has asked the respect for marriage coalition to take her out of its tv ad. among those also in the as former vice president dick cheney and former secretary of state: paulo. >> taking a look outside-- colin powell. >> it should warm up to the low 60s and hayward this afternoon. erica will have a full look at your forecast. we will see what it will be likely today and what we can expect this wee
a u.s. weapon caused the fireball. the resulting sonic boom caused $33 million in damage an injured 3300 people. >>> britton's environment says it depends too much on paperwork and officials were warned in 2011 that horse meet was ill liely entering the human chain. it is found in hamburgers and also school meals. they are bracing for automatic spending cuts. kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, workers could lose their job, kyla in. >> reporter: there are 170,000 workers in california and we have been hearing about those automatic government spending cuts and they put it on hold until march 1st and congress is on break all of this week and when they get back, it leaves four days to come up with a plan to keep them from going into effect. more than 2 million workers are waiting to see if they could lose their jobs. >> the republican house has already voted twice to replace the president's second quester with spending cuts, they saw them on real priorities. >> they are working to include both increased tax revenue and spending cuts, if this all goes into effect, i
person sees a u.s. connection. >>> we will tell you what is fueling the spike in gas prices. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us february 18th, i am pam cook. >> let's check weather and traffic, i would like yesterday's weather to stay for a while. >> yes. >> we need rain. >> we do need rain . we will get some tomorrow but not a lot. >> today is that day in between where the low clouds are already pushing inland and temperatures will be on the cool side, here is sal. >>> we will have pretty good traffic today for most commutes and this is a look at 880 southbound, 6:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> 6:01 we are starting with developing news, a deadly chase in san jose. one person was killed after crashing a stolen car while trying to flee from police. alex savage is at the crash scene and you have new video of that crash scene, alex? >> yes, they have taken away that suv, it was a stolen suv, the 20-year-old driver was killed in this crash and he was on the run from san jose police late last night with two teenage passengers in
warning to a u.s. army commander. the u.s. and south korea are planning to conduct what they call routine, a joint military drills next month. officials from the north say that the drills are evidence of american hostility. they are threatening violence if the drills are not cancelled. earlier this month, north korea the fight to the united nations by conducting a nuclear weapon test. >> u.s. troops are setting up a base for surveillance drones in the african nation gulf neezher. defense officials say that the drones will be used to track militants and refugees. if they say that information will then be shared with france. french troops have been fighting islamic militants across the border in mali. even though the growth will not be armed, the base could eventually be used for launching air strikes in the region. >> for your health this morning, national reports show that the latest flu vaccine is less effective for older americans than it was in previous years. kron4 philippe and djegal quit doctors will say that you should still get the shot. >> the earlier that you get this shot the b
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that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been some very heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy now defending her cousin, comic melissa mccarthy, and the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief," speaks out. >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to that breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. sporting legend oscar pistorius is making headlines for a very different reason this morning. he's been officially charged with the murder o
of the conclave. roger mahony was strip of his duties last month at the largest catholic in the u.s. that was after documents show mahoney and other search officials hid accusations against child-molesting priests. >> mahoney is the flavor of the month. this case is very recent. but there may be others who also had some problems with the administration of sexual abuse cases in their diocese. >> the papal conclave is expected to meet sometime in march. 117 cardinals will have to agree on a two-thirds majority to elect the new pope. yesterday, mahoney posted a tweet indicating he will take part in the conclave. >>> and we're hearing that an american cardinal is considered one of the possible candidates for the new pope. shawn o'malley has been mentioned frequently in the italian press. there's never been an american pope. in fact, they've all been european. this time around, cardinals from africa and south are also being talked about -- south america are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. pr
-based cyber asalt. the latest victims are u.s. media companies and social networking sites. in just the last month, apple, facebook twitter and three major u.s. newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost. to cyber spies intent on stealing valuable information. >> there's a lot of evidence that points back to china. >> reporter: kevin mandiant just issued a detailed report claiming most cyber attacks are carried out by teams inside the chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard to imagine in an enclosed society where they monitor internet use they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architecture. >> reporter: mandiant identifies this military headquarters in shanghai as a base of cyber operations. china denies that but when cnn cameras approached the building security guards chased them away. >> drive away drive away, drive away. >> reporter: u.s. officials say cyber hackers each year are stealing $250 billion worth of u.s. trade
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for cargo ships that sail under the bay bridge. the u.s. coast guard just imposed a new rule that bans large vessels from sailing under the bridge in foggy conditions. the regulation only affects ships that head out to sea. it does not apply to vessels coming in to port. the ban is in response to an accident last month during which a cargo ship sideswiped the bay bridge in foggy conditions. >>> vallejo police say a high- speed chase this morning ended with the suspect's car crashing into a light pole. the chase began in vallejo and ended in martinez at franklin canyon road. investigators say the suspect hit speeds up to 110 miles an hour on eastbound highway 4. officers deployed spike strips to stop the car. they say the driver tried to flee. but officers were able to quickly apprehend him. police say a female passenger suffered minor injuries. no word if she was taken into custody. >>> san francisco police say a suspected car thief is behind bars this noontime, after leading officers on a wild chase during which gunfire erupted. police say last night's chase ended when the suspect caused a
states will say that he defrauded the government by racing for the u.s. government. and getting funds for the team. armstrong raced for the postal service more than a decade ago. >> the countdown is on to the oscars with that said, we roll out the red carpet. this is the scene today at the dolby theater in hollywood. final preparations for sunday's academy awards. the awards are down in hollywood,ut the bay area is well represented. jennifer is nominated as one of the executive producers for the invisible war. it exposes the epidemic of rape in the u.s. military. and pixar is nominated for "brave." >> and first lady michelle obama created a memorable video with jimmy fallon. i know the moves. jimmy fallon dressed up like a mom and put on the evolution of mom dancing with mrs. obama. one thing is for sure, shes that moves. >> well, coming up, a cheer leader in the national spotlight. we will show you what she did. stay with us. >> okay, when someone makes a half court shot? basketball, it's usually amazing. but this shot did not come from a player, took a look is she a cheer leader? ye
a pair of similar bank robberies today in two cities. first happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning at u.s. bank. the second happened 45 minutes later in santa rosa at a u.s. bank. in both case as man with a goatee handed the teller a note. the suspect matches the description for another robbery two weeks ago at a chase bank. >>> the golden state warriors are revising their proposal for a new arena. in the first one, part of the arena sticks out over the peers which doesn't leave enough room for a cruise ship. now they are including a birth in hopes of gaining backing. >> when the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways is completed it will mean that 4 carriers will control 34ths of the service -- 34ths of the -- 3/4 of the services. ktvu's top v has more. -- tom vacar has more. >> we will be building a future that all of us can, you know, can prosper from. >> it will have something else. >> american will have a monopoly on every route they fly. >> reporter: he says -- >> we are definitely going to be looking at higher fairs. >> i hope they don't go up. >> i think more competitio
afghans working with u.s. troops are responsible for harassing, torturing and even killing civilians. now the president is ordering all out of one strategy province. he says all must be out of the province during two weeks. the scene is a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. >>> president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came after the 81-year-old accepted a new five- year term as president. castro tapped his top lieutenant as first in line for succession. castro also says he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political officers. his brother, former president fidel castro, received a standing ovation today during the meeting. >>> in vietnam, at least ten people were killed after two explosions flattened a movie special effects warehouse and three nearby homes. a pyrotechnician was preparing fire and smoke effects for a local movie when the blast happened. rescue crews say they don't know if there are other victims under the rubble. >>> and in taiwan, a celebration of lanterns to mark the new year holiday. some were traditi
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painted red white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its mo put its became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the postal service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit alleges lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team, and now the justice department
to kidnap american tourists in the cusco, peru region. we're told the u.s. state department and u.s. embassy in lima are helping out with the search. reporting live, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> this morning two teenagers behind bars after a carjacking leads to a police pursuit and crash at a shopping center in union city. this started in fremont yesterday afternoon after police went after a stolen mercedes-benz. the chase ends at union city's union landing shopping center after the suspect hit a tree before slamming into six parked cars. the owner of one of those cars says he was inside the movie theater at the time and had no idea his car had been hit until later. >> the person that committed this crime, you know, by hijacking the gentleman's measur mercedes called this mess while we were just enjoying a sunday at the movies. >> one woman was inside her parked car when it was hit. she was taken to the hospital for treatment. >>> palo alto police are looking for a man who reportedly tried to rob another man at gunpoint. take a look at this sketch. they say around 8:30 friday night
is considering whether to urge the u.s. supreme court to overturn a state ban on gay marriage. it has until february 28th to intervene. california voters approved a ballot initiative in 2008. that overturned state supreme court decision allowing a marriage. 29 other states have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. nine states and washington, d.c. recognize same-sex marriage. >> here is a live look at the san mateo bridge. we are looking a sunny skies for today a cold start especially in places in the north bay once again. we will be right back with more. the time now is 4:08. @÷ >> researchers are concerned about a fish that is turning into a new threat to the ecology of lake tahoe. >> biologist with the university of nevada-reno says they're fighting a growing number of giant goldfish in the lake. while officials have been working for years trying to keep the lake's water crystal clear, searchers said the discovery of gold fishes were is because they allot and excrete nutrients. those nutrients stimulates algae growth. some of the goldfish have even grow to 18 in.. it is not cl
. >> well, remember when this ship came into port it was not only met by the u.s. public health service, the coast guard, their own officials, there may have been a few lawyers on the dock. there may be claims made for emotional distress from physical damage but the real challenge for the passengers in this case is to prove those damages. obviously their trip was interrupted, canceled. they didn't get what they wanted. carnival attempted to get ahead of this giving them basically a full refund of everything they did in terms of buying the cruise, full refund of everything they bought on the ship except for the gift shop and casino and just yesterday threw in an additional $500 and a free cruise going ahead. they're trying to do what they can but remember the sheer logistics of getting the ship back to the harbor and getting passengers home resulted in the shipping line chartering 50 or 60 buses, one of which broke down on the way to new orleans, so it was not a pleasant trip even after they got ashore. >> certainly adding insult to injury for a lot of passenger
begins at 11:00 this morning at the university where they used to attend. >>> the u.s. state department is now involved in the search for two bay area residents who disappeared in peru. >> it's upsetting. and you know, it's about both of them. >> reporter: they both left the bay area in november for a bike trek through south america. the couple has chronicled their travels through facebook, but the photo is in status update stopped on january 25. last seen just one day later getting into a cab in lima. the sister is hopeful that the couple is okay, but fears that something may have happened to them. >> i hope that she is just having a blast. and they're doing what they went to do, you know? >> reporter: earlier this month they issued a warning to the american tourists about a potential kidnapping threat. the u.s. state department said that they have put out a poster of the missing couple. they have set up a reward fund. >>> john kerry begins his first overseas trip today as secretary of state. he'll visit nine countries in ten days. he'll also tour the middle east with stops in egypt an
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
about their future and military officials concerned about the u.s. readiness. shout on from brother-in-law, he returned from afghanistan, gus walker, welcome home. >> steve: let's go to maria molina, she is serving where it is, i know it's really cold outside but it's a lot warmer than it was yesterday. >> yesterday we were talking about windchill temperatures at about 4 degrees when we were out here. today much better the temperature in new york city, 37 degrees and it's actually going to be mild across the northeast all the way down to florida. florida is going to be seeing highs into the 80s across southern parts of the state. 76 in the city of tampa, new york city, 46 degrees for high temperature. take a look at portions of the upper midwest. it will be cold day. minneapolis, high temperature is only going to be 3 degrees. that is warm as it is going to get. you factor in the wind and windchill at the moment north central are frigid. it feels like 35 below zero in fargo. we do have a storm system that is impacting portions of great lakes down to the southeast with areas of heavi
becoming the target of a u.s. drone attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." . >>> we begin with yet another sensational turn of events in the oscar pistorius murder case. after a week of shocking and sometimes heartbreaking testimony, pistorius is now out of jail. the one-time olympic athlete who is known worldwide as the blade runner still faces charges of murdering his girlfriend on valentine's day. cnn's robyn curnow is joining us. update our viewers, robin. >> reporter: hi there. thanks for having me. can you believe it, it's only eight days ago that oscar pistorius admitted to shooting his girlfriend on valentine's day. it's been such a roller coaster ride for all of us watching this tragedy, slowly learning about all of these new details and one part of the story which is certainly not over did come to some conclusion today as os star pistorius walked out of court and is spending the night at a family home. take a look at this. a media frenzy on a road at rush hour. cameras trying to see what's behind the tinted window of the silver land rover, a glimpse of osca
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi this past september. today, congress start as ten- day recess. >> i think that during the break, it's sufficient time to get any additional questions answered. i will vote in favor of this on the day we get back. >> reporter: and leon panetta still has to go to work for at least another week. he was set to retire. we'll hear from him when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:15. some members of congress are starting to roll out their plans to avoid automatic budget cuts scheduled for the first of flex month. democrats -- next month. democrats of the house and senate have unveiled plans to close the budget gap. that would include $55 billion in new revenue from the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations. it also cuts more than $27 million from military spending and the same amount from farm subsidies. republicans say they will not act on any budget measures until the senate approves a budget plan. >>> today, the white house is expected to pass a bill that would extend a pay freeze for federal workers for
into negotiations over the nuclear program with the u.s. and other nations. abc's david muir has just arrived and joins us now from tehran. good morning, david. >> reporter: robin, just to hear your voice, a half a world away, enough to make us smile. the whole crew here, behind the camera, welcoming you back, even here in iran. and as you mentioned, robin, it's a critical moment here. we're inside this country because u.s. sanctions against this economy have crippled the economy here. and just days away, now, from iran returning to the negotiating table over its nuclear program. and as you point out, in a very rare move, they've allowed us in to report from the streets of tehran. this is a tenuous time here, just days before iran returns to the nuclear negotiating table with the u.s. and others, since talks collapsed eight months ago. this morning, as we drove through this city of 12 million, it is a city squeezed, not only by the traffic, but by the ever-tightening economic sanctions, led by the u.s. some of the cars clogging these streets, tripling in price. it's groceries, medicine, if yo
. they have ntsb and the u.s. coast guard is asits in this giggs. all of them are trying to find out what caused the fire that caused this entire mess. back to you. >> thank you, anna. >>> what was supposed to be a four-day cruise turned out to be no carnival for anyone aboard the ship and now carnival faces a wave of action. we talk id over one someone who knows the cruise business on the inside. jay is the author of "the truth of cruise ships." great to have you with us. what is the truth. house does a fire disable a ship that large. >> 80% of the electricity used on board. i don't have all the details yet but the fire doesn't look like it took them out yet. the power grid or maybe the wiring. >> there are regulations in place now that the new ships have to have backup systems, correct? but the problem is these old ships can't be retrofitted. >> exactly. it's too costly to try to duplicate something with a ship that's not designed that way. so i think wi may see new regulations or cruise lines voluntarily adding up backup generators. >> are these ships too big to
important as the u.s. supreme court prepares to hear landmark marriage equality cases next month. >> this morning, starting at 8:00, santa clara control will use aerial spraying to stop vicious biting mosquitoes from hatching. a helicopter is scheduled to begin spraying 700 acres of marsh in a national wildlife refuge including two marshes, and they say the spraying will last four hours and usually reduces the population of the mosquitoes in the south bay area by 90 percent, a big portion. >> 5:08. for the guys who forgot the valentine's day, how is the weather? >> you have to do it, foggy or not. >> no drugstore perfume? >> what? what? back to the drawing board. fog is the story this morning. sunshine this afternoon and you cannot say, wait, i give you valentine's day, it does not work. i can, maybe. no, kidding. here you go, the offshore wind is developing as high pressure is developing over our inland neighborhood and because of that it has trapped the moisture in the lowest layers at 700' is all depth we have. it will fade quickly when the sun comes up and we have total sunsh
math skills to compare the cost of deportation versus the value young immigrants contribute as u.s. citizens. the campaign produced a clip to promote the dream act. the video ends with news that parker was just accepted into a master's program at yale. >> if the dream act doesn't pass by the time he graduates, he will no choice but to take a job where someone pays him under the table. >> which means the president of the berkeley math club will be doing some hard manual labor. >> the dream act would open the path to citizenship for park and 2 million other young people brought to the u.s. as kids. >>> go on a police ride-along from your own couch. still ahead at 6:00, the unique social media event happening right now in the bay area. also -- >> pets accidentally killed, lost, injured, all in the care of the airlines. an nbc bay area investigation, what happens when some animals are shipped in cargo. >>> and a warning for wine lovers. why the nice weather could cost you money. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we are tracking some rare february he
several east coast cities this may on behalf of the british government. it will be his first u.s. visit since the las vegas trip last year where naked pictures of the prince surfaced showing him partying in a hotel suite. interesting that he is not coming out west and not repeating the trip to las vegas. >> because not everyone in las vegas stayed in vegas. >> golfing superstar joining president obama on the greens. >> parents reveal their true intentions on why they are@ñ >> san rafael, south bay, pleasanton and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> on this holiday monday, good on morning, a good day to get ready for the rain tomorrow. starting off cloudy with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40's, and we will have a cooler breeze, keep us in the low-to-mid 50's through noon and the better part of the afternoon and could spike to the upper 50's for an hour but some pockets of sunshine and this evening, dry, upper 40's to 50's. a chance in the morning of showers and steady rain from mid-morning to early afternoon, and it will be brighter and slightly warmer on wednesday and a smaller cha
's cool news t. bay area may be in the running to host the 2024 summer olympic games. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to mayors of cities including san francisco, san jose and sacrament to gauge interest in a potential bid. l.a., dallas and tulsa, oklahoma, among cities that have expressed interest. the u.s. hasn't hosted a summer games since back in 1996 down in atlanta. salt lake city was the last to stage the winter games in 2002. >> happening now, public works crews in san francisco were with busy trying to clean up a water main break that caused a mess in the north beach neighborhood. we are now learning it could take longer than expected. bob riddell with with why crews say the break is bigger than they thought. >> reporter: it could be several hours before they get the break fixed. the good news is water service has been restored to the homes on filbert shut down earlier. why? the water department thought it was a six inch line so they shut it off. turns out that wasn't the line. it was a 12-inch line that was under the kron create slab. the 12-inch line you wonder why t
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